"The center wing tank theory will never explain an object rising from the surface,'' said Tom Stalcup, chairman of the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization that filed the suit.
"A missile is the only object I know of that fits the characteristics that the eyewitnesses saw," said Tom Stalcup, chairman of a group of independent researchers studying the crash.
"Thirteen witnesses have seen an object strike the plane," FIRO president Tom Stalcup said in a press conference here.
also argued against the investigators' theory that the plane had gained altitude following an initial explosion.
"The magic climb theory contradicts the laws of physics, the radar data which recorded the flight path, and the witnesses accounts," he
continued, there were numerous ships within five kilometers (3.6 miles) of the area, but only one that had never been identified and which continued on its path as if nothing had happened.
August 23, 2000 Report from Tom Stalcup, FIRO Chairman, on NTSB Meeting
Board meeting on TWA 800
was slanted heavily toward the spark theory, as many FIRO members expected.
On the lib-left, there are Dr. Tom Stalcup
and Graeme Sephton, who have brilliantly analyzed the government's radar data for the Flight 800 Independent Research Organization
The French and Australian press have covered Stalcup
and Sephton, for instance.